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Milestones

Vee has achieved an incredible amount in her journey as an Education Activist and Educator. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and honours, inspiring many along the way. 

Th journey so far
  • September 2022: Vee is appointed as a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations
    Vee was appointed as a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals by the UNITED NATIONS for 2 years. Chosen out of 5,400 young people, from 190 countries. This is a position that she holds with the UN Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, from 2022-2024.
  • August 2022: Vee successfully organises the Empowered By Vee Academic Empowerment Conference, celebrating the 5th year anniversary of EBV
    Ve successfully organises and puts on the Empowered By Vee conference for 200 students, celebrating the 5th year anniversary. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ch19mTQD_lD/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • August 2022: Vee announces she’s doing her PhD in 2023
    Vee announces She’s Doing her PhD in 2023. https://www.instagram.com/p/ChiPo4oD4jV/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • July 2022: Vee co-hosts the Diana award ceremony virtually with Prince Harry!
    Vee co-hosts the Diana award ceremony virtually with Prince Harry! https://www.instagram.com/tv/CfhMYZgDGQI/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • June 2022 : Vee is invited to speak at the Michelle Obama Tennis Centre grand opening in Chicago
    Vee is invited to speak at the Michelle Obama tennis centre grand opening in chicago - https://www.instagram.com/p/CfZGtt8jN5G/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.instagram.com/p/CfCeW3gjPWT/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D
  • June 2022 - The girls education and woman’s report published!
    The girls education and woman’s report published by the Center For Global Development! https://www.instagram.com/p/Cen_SANDbZ1/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • May 2022: Vee goes on education tour in Cambodia with United World Schools
    Vee goes on education Tour in Cambodia with United World Schools , meets Cambodian government, school departments and more https://www.instagram.com/p/CdqTPadhFPq/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • April 2022: Vee goes on an education tour in Zimbabwe and South Africa
    Vee goes on an education tour in Zimbabwe and South Africa ! https://www.instagram.com/p/CcLHVJUj7T-/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • April 2022: Vee sits down in conversation with her best friend, Malala
    Education activist and YouTube visionary Vee Kativhu sat down with her best friend Malala Yousafzai to discuss her new book, Empowered by Vee.
  • April 2022: Vee runs 10km for Girls Education fund for Girl Up Zimbabwe!
    Vee runs 10km for Girls Education fund for Girl Up Zimbabwe! https://www.instagram.com/p/CbunarHjB2-/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • March 2022: Vee becomes an ambassador for Always
    Vee becomes an ambassador for Always , rethink your reaction anti period shaming campaign. https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/20275756.conwy-school-welcomes-education-activist-winning-challenge-tackle-period-stigma/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CbIPL0EjPGi/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • February 2022: Vee is rejected from her PhD at NYU
    Vee is rejected from her PhD at NYU https://www.instagram.com/p/Cac1utAjZhf/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • January 2022 - Vee is announced as a creator in the new class of YouTube Black Voices Fund
    Vee is announced as new class of YouTube Black Voices Fund https://blog.youtube/creator-and-artist-stories/meet-the-uks-youtubeblackvoices-creator-class-of-2022/
  • December 2021: Vee's book is released
    Vee's book comes out! https://www.instagram.com/p/CW_YIWODcL0/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • December 2021: Vee is honoured with plaque of her name on the new school building of her old high school.
    Vee is honoured with plaque of her name on the new school building of her old high school. https://www.instagram.com/p/CXCOdJ7jhVs/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • December 2021: Vee is awarded the Diana Award Legacy Award
    Vee is awarded the Diana Award Legacy Award , out of the 1,000 students who won in 2020 & 2021. 20 chosen to represent them all as the legacy award winners. https://www.instagram.com/p/CXMV5WrKxce/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://diana-award.org.uk/stories/vee-kativhu/
  • July 2021: Vee finishes writing her first book
    Vee finishes writing her book: Empowered - https://www.instagram.com/p/CRW1S7iDDVR/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • June 2021: Vee graduates From Harvard University
    Vee graduates From Harvard University and diploma arrives https://www.instagram.com/p/CQWFRtFj5RN/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • June 2021: Vee wins the Diana Award
    Vee wins the Diana Award , only 500 young people around the world awarded for their philanthropy work. https://www.instagram.com/p/CQrFJcsD0iA/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • April 2021: Vee becomes an ambassador for United World Schools
    Vee becomes an official ambassador for United World Schools , https://www.instagram.com/p/COQbdwFjRS_/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • March 2021: Vee becomes a Girl Up Zimbabwe Ambassador
    Vee officially becomes Girl Up Zimbabwe Ambassador https://www.instagram.com/p/CNAtGAXDtvq/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • March 2021: Vee announces her first first book deal
    Vee signs her first book deal with Penguin publishers: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMC5GMTDB1v/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • December 2020: Vee is awarded “Best Socially Responsible Initiative”
    Vee is awarded “Best Socially Responsible Initiative” for the LinkedIn Changemakers campaign by Drum Social Media awards
  • July 2020: Vee goes to Harvard
    Harvard University offer accepted. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCl9_3RDvNC/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • June 2020: Vee completes her Oxford degree
    June 2020 : Oxford Degree complete ! Viral post. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBWLHFeDKe6/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • May 2020: Vee becomes a LinkedIn Changemaker
    Announced as first cohort of LinkedIn Changemakers. An initiative championing Changemakers and their causes. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAC_469Dwr0/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • March 2020: The launch of the StudyTube project
    Launch of the StudyTube project , to help combat school closures due to pandemic.
  • January 2020: Vee hits 100000 subscribers on YouTube!
    Vee hits 100000 subscribers on YouTube!
  • December 2019: Vee receives the Zimbabwean Young Person of Year award
    Vee receives the Zimbabwean Young Person of Year award, awarded by the Zim Young Achievers Awards
  • November 2019: Vee hits 50000 subscribers on YouTube!
    Hitting 50k on YouTube! https://www.instagram.com/p/B4-GT9ED2Nk/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • March 2019: Vee delivers a powerful TEDx Talk
    Ted X speaker
  • January 2019: Vee becomes a BBC Teach presenter -
    BBC Teach presenter - for history classes used across United Kingdom as study resource. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks3-gcse-exploring-an-urban-environment/znyjy9q
  • September 2018: Empowered by Vee is Launched
    Vee launches Empowered By Vee (Captured and featured in BBC One show). https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnme52Lgm3A/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=)
  • July 2018 : Vee is recognised as one of the Top 10 Black students in the UK
    Vee is awarded the Rare Rising Star Award https://www.rarerecruitment.co.uk/rrs2018/09.php
  • July 2018: Vee is featured on BBC News
    Featured on BBC News - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl0L0fzHyXq/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • May 2018: Vee is awarded as the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Champion
    Vee is awarded : Vice Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Champion
  • April 2018: Vee features in the Sunday Times
    Vee is featured in Sunday Times - https://www.instagram.com/p/BhmAAZ_g6we/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • March 2018: Vee is featured on ITV News
    Vee is featured on ITV - speaking on racism within education systems and online. https://www.instagram.com/p/BjhjOMqAsbD/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg4G6cPl9ES/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  • October 2017: Vee matriculates as a full student
    Vee matriculated into Oxford University as a full student
  • September 2017: Vee launches her YouTube Channel
    YouTube Channel launches , with mission to help students write personal statements. https://youtu.be/kfM_GKIhdko
  • September 2016 : Vee goes to Oxford
    Accepted into Oxford University, Lady Margaret Hall for the first ever foundation year, named a pioneer https://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk/prospective-students/foundation-year https://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk/news/pioneering-lmh-foundation-year-be-developed-oxford
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